Policeman killed, soldier wounded in Russia’s Dagestan

May 22, 2013 9:24 am· Comments Off on Policeman killed, soldier wounded in Russia’s Dagestan 

MAKHACHKALA, May 22 — A policeman was killed and a soldier wounded after unknown assailants opened fire on them in Buinaksk, a city in Russia’s North Caucasus Republic of Dagestan, a spokesman for the republic’s Interior Ministry said.

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4 seriously injured in S. Africa train collision

May 22, 2013 9:24 am· Comments Off on 4 seriously injured in S. Africa train collision 

JOHANNESBURG, May 22 — Two freight trains collided in South Africa on Tuesday afternoon, leaving at least four people critically injured.

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Japan mulls the resumption of stalled talks with N. Korea

May 22, 2013 9:24 am· Comments Off on Japan mulls the resumption of stalled talks with N. Korea 

TOKYO, May 22 — Japan on Tuesday began considering the resumption of bilateral talks with North Korea that have been suspended since last November.

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UN officials urge DRC to implement peace framework

May 22, 2013 9:24 am· Comments Off on UN officials urge DRC to implement peace framework 

UNITED NATIONS, May 22 — The UN Envoy for Africa's Great Lakes Region on Tuesday called for the implementation of framework agreement for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), while voicing concerns over renewed clashes in the country's eastern areas.

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Russian PM Medvedev against cabinet reshuffle

May 22, 2013 9:24 am· Comments Off on Russian PM Medvedev against cabinet reshuffle 

MOSCOW, May 22 — Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said he was not ready to part with any of the current ministers, but dismissals are possible in connection with the recently introduced law banning officials from keeping their money in foreign banks.

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S.Korea, China to set up Park's visit for late June: official

May 22, 2013 9:24 am· Comments Off on S.Korea, China to set up Park's visit for late June: official 

SEOUL, May 22 — South Korea is in talks with China to set up a summit between President Park Geun-hye and Chinese President Xi Jinping for late June, the presidential spokeswoman said Wednesday.

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Kyrgyz President opposes call to ban Russia’s Zhirinovsky in central Asia

May 22, 2013 9:24 am· Comments Off on Kyrgyz President opposes call to ban Russia’s Zhirinovsky in central Asia 

BISHKEK, May 22 — Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev said he saw no reasons to declare populist Russian politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky persona non grata in the central Asian state following his remarks on Kyrgyzstan.

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BOJ's monetary policy working "effectively," NY Fed chief says

May 22, 2013 9:24 am· Comments Off on BOJ's monetary policy working "effectively," NY Fed chief says 

NEW YORK, May 22 — New York Federal Reserve Bank President William Dudley said Tuesday that the Bank of Japan's current aggressive monetary easing policy, which has helped drive the yen sharply lower against other major currencies, has, so far, been effective.

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Chicago agricultural commodities mixed Tuesday

May 22, 2013 9:24 am· Comments Off on Chicago agricultural commodities mixed Tuesday 

CHICAGO, May 22 — Chicago agricultural commodities were mixed Tuesday, with corn and wheat falling and soybean rising.

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S. Korea's foreign debt declines in Q1

May 22, 2013 9:24 am· Comments Off on S. Korea's foreign debt declines in Q1 

SEOUL, May 22 — South Korea's external debt fell to an over 1-year low in the first quarter as the local currency's decline to the dollar undercut the value of foreigners' bond holdings, the central bank said Wednesday.

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